While some might consider this negligible, it might be important to include these details if the leave of absence is to be approved. It would also help in garnering support in the duration spanning the medical treatment or procedure – it is hard enough to deal with a medical challenge, it doesn’t hurt to ask for help. In India, a Government service holder under the Union Government or any Provincial (State) Government can avail the following types of leave of absence during the service period. For those benefits that are based on an employee's time in his/ her job, the period of the absence may be included in the tallies of consecutive service for certain benefits. If the time is not included, it is simply omitted from the tally, but not considered a break in service. Please be advised that I plan to take paternity leave from May 15 through June 15. My wife expects to give birth to our first child on May 20. Generally, paid leaves of absence are given at the request of the employer, or per some statutory or contractual requirement. Some examples of generally paid LOA include employee injury on the job, bereavement, jury duty, or if the employer is performing repairs or other activities in the building where the employee normally works which prevents them from performing their duties. For your father, I want you to consider the following things that may be required of him: If he is a retired businessman, what proof does he have of his retirement? Was he the sole owner of the business he used to manage or does he have partners in the business who are now running it for him?